Friday, April 19, 2013

We Need a Vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Late last week, the House of Representatives blocked a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act. This was a blow to everyone who has worked so hard on policies to help close the wage gap. But it's not over yet! That's right - there is a way to force a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro put forward what's called a "discharge petition" and all we need to do is get 218 Representatives to sign it in order to release the bill for a vote.

Please contact and urge your Representative to stand up for fair pay by signing the "discharge petition" on the Paycheck Fairness Act. 

Woman who works full time, year round, made 77 cents for every dollar earned by her male counterparts. That 23-cent wage gap translates into more than $400,000 in lost wages over a woman's lifetime. Your voice can help make the change!

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